Bad Beat Jackpot
Information & RulesAugust 14, 2011 | Posted by: Lawrence
Main "Cash Game" Bad Beat - $100,000
Tournament Bad Beat - $1,000
1. The Bad beat Jackpots will apply to Texas Hold’em cash games and tournaments exclusively.
2. Players’ Bad Beat Jackpot qualification hands or better to be beaten are:
• Main "Cash Game" – Quad 8’s (8-8-8-8)
• Tournament – Aces full of Kings (A-A-A-K-K)
3. In Cash Games and the Tournaments - The Bad Beat hand of the Loser of the game and the hand of the Winner of the game must include the player’s two respective hole cards in order to be eligible to receive a Bad Beat Jackpot prize. If either of the hands is a four of a kind or a full house, the two (2) hole cards must be a pocket pair.
4. Number of players to be seated and dealt in at the beginning of a hand in order to qualify for the Bad Beat:
• Main "Cash Game" – 5
• Tournament – No minimum
5. Payouts of the Bad Beat Jackpots are as follows:
Main "Cash Game" Bad Beat Jackpot - $100,000
• $60,000 of the jackpot will be awarded to the Bad Beat hand (losing player).
• $20,000 of the jackpot will be awarded to the winner of the hand.
• $20,000 of the jackpot will be awarded equally divided among all of the other cash games players in the Club who are occupying a seat at any cash game table. Players taking a smoke break or just a personal break will maintain their share without penalty.
Tournament Bad Beat Jackpot - $1,000
• $500 of the jackpot will be awarded to the Bad Beat hand (losing player).
• $250 of the jackpot will be awarded to the winner of the hand.
• $250 of the jackpot will be awarded equally among all of the other seated players at the winning tournament table who received cards at the beginning of the hand. Players taking a smoke break or just a personal break will maintain their share without penalty.
• If play is heads-up, $500 will be the winning hand share.
3% of all payouts will be withheld for staff gratuities.
6. One dollar ($1) will be taken from each pot in every Texas Hold’em cash games to replenish the Bad Beat Jackpots including future Bad Beat Jackpots.
7. To be eligible, the Bad Beat hand must include a showdown once the rounds of cards and bets are over, that result in the Loser of the game obtaining a Bad Beat Hand.
8. In the event of multiple boards run (running it twice) at cash game tables, only the first board shall be valid for the Bad Beat Jackpot. Bad Beat Jackpots are null and void when making a deal.
9. Players must play their hands independently. If any player, whether directly or indirectly involved in the hand passes information or instructs another on how to act or reveals their hand to other players, the Jackpot will be disqualified.
10. A player who removes his or her chips from the game prior to a showdown on a hand where a jackpot is won forfeits his or her right to any prize money.
11. If a player walks away from the game, but leaves their chips on the table and he or she was in the hand at the beginning, will retain their right to their share of the jackpot if a jackpot hand occurs.
12. Authorized Poker Club staff must verify all Bad Beat hands before any Bad Beat Jackpot prize is awarded. If a Bad Beat hand has not been verified by authorized staff prior to the start of another poker hand at the same table where it was obtained, it will be declared null and void.
13. When a player holds a Bad Beat hand and all other conditions of the Poker Club Bad Beat have been met, the dealer at that particular table is required to count and check the cards in the deck from which the Bad Beat Jackpot was dealt to ensure that the numbers, rank and suits of cards are in compliance with the those of a standard deck of cards and that there are no irregularities; failing which the Bad Beat Jackpot shall be declared null and void.
14. In the event that more than two hands qualify for the Bad Beat Jackpot in one hand, the jackpot will be awarded to the two highest hands at showdown. The highest hand shown down will be considered the winner and the second highest hand will be considered the loser.
15. In the rare occurrence of a Bad Beat Jackpot being hit on more than one game at the same time; the total jackpot will be divided by the number of Bad Beat winning games then the jackpot will be distributed on each game according to the percentages set forth in rule 5 above.
16. In order to be awarded any Bad Beat prizes, a player must produce proper ID, ex. Drivers License.
17. Payments may be delayed up to 72 hours by Snake’s Poker Club.
18. Prior to the distribution of the Bad Beat Jackpot, surveillance will review the Club surveillance tape of the Bad Beat circumstances.
19. If authorized Poker Room staff rule that there has been any irregularity, collusion or communication among players aimed at obtaining a Bad Beat Jackpot during a Poker Game in which the showdown results in a Bad Beat hand, that hand shall be declared null and void.
20. The name, address, pictures and likeness of each winner of this Poker Club Bad Beat as well as all voluntarily provided information may be used by the Snake’s Poker Club for any advertising and promotional purposes including the Internet and social medias and various publications intended for customers. Winners may claim no broadcast, print, advertising, promotional or other fee of any kind in this regard.
21. The prize won is final. No substitution or transfer of the prize is permitted.
22. The Snake’s Poker Club reserves the right to replace any prize by another prize of equivalent value.
23. The Snake’s Poker Club reserves the right to cancel any of the Bad Beat Jackpots for any reason whatsoever, including Acts of God and force majeure. The Snake’s Poker Club may also modify these rules at any time, in which case the revised rules will be made available to the public.
24. The Snake’s Poker Club declines all liability to any person whomsoever if any of the Bad Beat Jackpots are cancelled, suspended or modified.
25. In case of dispute with respect to the conduct of any of the Bad Beat Jackpots, authorized Poker Club staff shall take final decisions with immediate effect that bind all players.
26. In addition, in case of a dispute with respect to the interpretation, clarification or application of the rules herein, authorized Poker Club staff shall take final decisions with immediate effect.
27. Under all circumstances the decision of the Poker Management is final.